BCAM introduces mindfulness initiative for members

In recognition of its 20th anniversary, The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) is to launch a mindfulness wellbeing initiative for its members.

Designed to support members’ mental wellbeing throughout the pandemic, the College is working with The Mindfulness Initiative, the world’s first mindfulness policy institute that advises global legislators on how to incorporate mindfulness in public policy.

The Mindfulness Initiative is linked to the government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mindfulness. To mark the launch of the BCAM initiative, APPG deputy director Ruth Ormston will deliver a webinar via Zoom for BCAM members this Friday (5 March).

The session will explore the benefits of mindfulness and offer tips on incorporating tools for increased mental wellbeing into day-to-day life. Ormston will also lead a short mindfulness practice during the webinar.

As part of the initiative BCAM will provide ongoing support to its members, uploading content to the members’ area on its website and signposting useful resources and tips from fellow members.

BCAM trustee Dr Bhavjit Kaur is leading on the new initiative on behalf of the College. She said: “It’s been a tough time for everyone since the first lockdown last March. Many of our members have returned to the NHS frontline or are facing issues with their businesses or personal lives.

“BCAM recognises the need to support members in many different ways and I am passionate about wellbeing and mindfulness so I wanted to provide some practical help that members can easily access.

“As healthcare professionals, we always want to understand the science behind everything so being able to offer members a session with the world’s leading mindfulness organisation will provide a fantastic springboard for members to further explore for themselves.”

For more information about joining BCAM, contact Helen.Calkin@BCAM.ac.uk


Read our feature on protecting your mental health during covid-19 for aesthetic practitioners.